Nic Fiddian Green - La Biennale di Venezia
For the first time and not before time England’s leading landscape sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green takes his horses to the Venice Biennale.
20ft high horse head being navigated down the grand canal – The head will be filmed as it arrives by sea in Venice.
Working in Copper, the renaissance materials that have been used in Venice for hundreds of years.
This magnificent sculpture has been beaten by hand by the artist – reacting against the new age of the machine and computer printing Nic Fiddian-Green has spent 30 years working his subjects, using ancient traditions, bronze casting, copper, gold, silver and marble…
It's a 10ft high monumental construction in lead.
Will stand in the main aisle in the centre knave of Southwark Cathedral as a focus for the congregation to sit around in silence, contemplation and prayer as a symbol of remembrance of the 2017 Southwark bridge bombing terrorist attack.
The photographs in this book show the monumental works placed on the hills in and around Nic’s studio. This is not a sculpture park or Wow Factor exercise; nor is it an arrangement of views in the 18th century Picturesque manner. It’s about creating, in less than obvious ways, a series of “found” relationships between the sculptures in a charming landscape that one could almost imagine in one of the watercolour vistas that Jack Merriot painted for mid-20th century railway posters.
Masterpiece, London 27 June – 3 July, the stand will be totally blackened out and just his pieces in beaten gold, jade and lapis lazuli, illuminated and beautiful
Watch Nic at work in the studio.